Speaking on The Howard Stern Present, McCartney mentioned that he and Swift had a dialog about launch dates, and that Swift determined out of courtesy to “hold out of one another’s method”.
“I did the Rolling Stone cowl with Taylor Swift, and he or she simply emailed me not too long ago, and he or she mentioned, ‘I wasn’t telling anybody, however I’ve obtained one other album,’” McCartney informed Stern. “And he or she mentioned, ‘So I used to be going to place it out on my birthday.’
“After which she mentioned, ‘However I discovered you had been going to place [yours] out on the tenth. So I moved it to the 18th.’ After which she discovered we had been popping out on the 18th so she moved again to the tenth. So I imply, you already know, folks do hold out of one another’s method. It’s a pleasant factor to do.”
In that very same Rolling Stone interview, McCartney revealed that he wanted to invite Swift on stage with him at Glastonbury 2020 to play ‘Shake It Off’ collectively. The pair were set to headline the Pyramid Stage at this 12 months’s pageant, earlier than it was known as off because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Wow, it might’ve been so enjoyable to play Glastonbury for the fiftieth anniversary collectively,” Swift mentioned, to which McCartney replied: “It could’ve been nice, wouldn’t it? And I used to be going to be asking you to play with me.”
“Had been you going to ask me?” Swift mentioned. “I hoped that you’d. I used to be going to ask you.”
In a brand new interview in promotion of the album, Taylor Swift revealed that she considered releasing ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’ in 2021. “There was a time to start with of the method the place I used to be like ‘I’ll wait until January when issues are wanting extra regular then I’ll put out ‘folklore’, and I used to be like that’s my previous mind pondering that there’s any method that I can management this,” she informed Zane Lowe on Apple Music.
Giving ‘Evermore’ a five-star review, NME wrote: “If ‘Folklore’ is an introspective, romantic older sister, ‘Evermore’ is the freewheeling youthful sibling. ‘Folklore’ was Swift’s masterful songwriting spun by a really particular sonic palette; ‘Evermore’ feels looser, with extra experimentation, appeal and musical shades at play. The brand new album reaps the rewards the stylistic leap of religion of ‘Folklore’ represented, pushing the boundaries of that sonic palette additional nonetheless.”